Departure of Dr. Sara Junaid as IMG Oversight Director & Invitation of Expressions of Interest for the Role




Dear Colleagues,

We wish to share with you that Dr. Sara Junaid has decided to step down as International Medical Graduate (IMG) Oversight Director as of September 30, 2021, after having served in this role since 2017.  As the IMG Oversight Director, Dr. Junaid provided exceptional support and mentorship to our IMG residents, and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank her for all her valuable contributions over the last four years.

At this time, we are inviting expressions of interest for this position, preferably from faculty who had been an IMG resident previously, or who have a strong interest in or experience with the IMG training program.

Reporting to the Postgraduate Program Director, the IMG Oversight Director will be responsible for providing overall direction for the delivery of the IMG training program within the Vancouver Track, ensuring it is of the highest quality, provides an ongoing rich and diverse clinical and educational experience for IMG residents, and meets the Royal College standards and objectives of training while respecting the collective agreement between PARBC and HEABC. We encourage you to review the description of the specific responsibilities for this role.

If you wish to submit your formal expression of interest, please do so by sending an email along with your CV to Vicky Yau, Director, Administration, at by Friday September 17, 2021. Please note that the Department may extend the application period for this role until the vacancy is filled. Should you have any specific questions regarding this position, please don’t hesitate to contact Vicky.



Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, PGE Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Paul Dagg, Associate Head, PGE & CPD, UBC Department of Psychiatry